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Tips, tricks and templates for your translation resume

October 21, 2021 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in freelancer, marketing for language professionals, translation industry, marketing

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In the fast-paced language industry, it's essential to have a strong and attractive resume always ready to go. Of course, what makes a resume work for one language professional may not do the trick for another, and there's no one-size-fits-all. On the contrary, you should aim to stand out from the crowd: your resume, like your ProZ.com profile, will be more effective if it's personalized.

These suggestions are meant to help you arrive at your ideal resume, or even resumes: plenty of freelancers will have different CVs to use in the various markets they target or to represent their different services. Remember that you should update your resume regularly, so don't stress about landing your perfect CV on the first try —it's likely you'll find something new to improve every time you look at it with fresh eyes.

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Everything you need to know about CAT tools in video game localization

August 12, 2021 / by Rocío Tempone posted in freelancer, fun, networking, game localization, game localizers, events, ProZ.com, translation industry, CAT tools, ProZTV, meetups

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The second Video Game Localization Meetup took place on July 29. Sara Rodríguez and Guillermo Umpiérrez from the Terra Localizations team dove into how CAT tools are used within the video game localization industry and gave attendees some tips and at the end one lucky member won a memoQ license. 

Like last time, there was a myriad of questions and our speakers couldn't answer all of them. But don't worry, we'll get to them right here and now:

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The Findings from the Translation Technology Insights 2020 survey and its implications for the industry

August 3, 2021 / by RWS Group posted in translator tools, translation industry, language industry, productivity, guest post, machine translation, technology, terminology management

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This is a guest post from one of ProZ.com's advertising partners, RWS Group.

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7 questions from the first Video Game Localization Meetup answered

July 21, 2021 / by Rocío Tempone posted in freelancer, fun, networking, game localization, games, game localizers, events, ProZ.com, translation industry, language industry, audiovisual translation, meetups

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Last year, ProZ.com launched a new service called Meetups for members to engage in online networking during this new normal where networking in person became nearly impossible. 

This year,  ProZ.com teamed up with Terra Localizations to bring you a series of Meetups about game localization. Divided in six levels, the first one —open to members and non-members took place on June 24.

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Guest post: Translated presents 'Lara', a short film about the wonder of language

April 21, 2021 / by Rocío Tempone posted in translation industry, community, language industry, guest post

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Translating means allowing everyone to understand the world and to be understood. A real gift that people working into the localization industry offer every day to everyone who needs to communicate or understand a message in another language.

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What is branding and how can it help you?

October 14, 2020 / by Rocío Tempone posted in freelancer, translator, translation company, translation events, clients, events, translation industry, marketing, community, language industry, LSP, direct clients

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Last September 30 and October 1 ProZ.com/TV hosted the annual International Translation Day event celebrating the translation and localization industry. One panel in particular focused on how branding can make or break a business, whether the business is an agency or an individual freelancer.

Ludmila Golovine (MasterWord Services' CEO), Samantha Reiss (Lilt’s Head of Services), Marina Ilari (Terra Translations' CEO) and Andrew Thomas (Senior Portfolio Marketer at SDL) discussed branding in a refreshing and unstructured talk moderated by ProZ.com's own Paul Urwin.

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Watch the #LocNowAndFuture recordings on ProZ.com/TV

June 24, 2020 / by Rocío Tempone posted in video, freelancer, translation company, translation events, conference, networking, translation, translation industry, language industry, COVID-19, translation agency

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On June 15, ProZ.com/TV hosted the first #LocNowAndFuture, a virtual event centered around the changes COVID-19 has brought and the challenges that will arise in the localization sector in this “new normal”.

 

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What are the challenges of working with direct clients?

May 24, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, directory, membership, translation industry, facebook, marketing, rates, finances, direct clients

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Editor's note: This blog post was written by Andrew Morris - and posted as part of the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) group on Facebook. It has been edited for use here. Direct clients also might be known as end clients or end customers. They provide language work directly to the translator without use of an agency, LSP or other intermediary.
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What are the benefits of working with direct clients?

May 19, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, directory, membership, translation industry, facebook, marketing, rates, finances, direct clients

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Editor's note: This blog post was written by Andrew Morris - and posted as part of the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) group on Facebook. It has been edited for use here. Direct clients also might be known as end clients or end customers. They provide language work directly to the translator without use of an agency, LSP or other intermediary. 
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Language jobs from site now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

May 14, 2020 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in membership, business membership, jobs, ProZ Find, search, clients, ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, translation industry, facebook, language industry, COVID-19, LSP

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ProZ.com language industry jobs can now be added to social network feeds on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Making a living during COVID-19

April 4, 2020 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, interpreter, Powwow, translation events, marketing for language professionals, jobs, networking, translation contests, clients, events, meetings, invoicing, translation, ProZ.com, translation industry, Blue Board, community, language industry, COVID-19, ProZTV

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By now, the entire world knows that the current Covid-19 outbreak has --and will continue to have--  an enormous impact on freelance financial lives. However, language professionals who usually work on-site --interpreters, project managers, teachers-- don't necessarily have to live off savings during the current quarantine. ProZ.com has a few tricks up its sleeve to make money starting this weekend and while at home, and supplement your income during these uncertain times.

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The people behind ProZ.com: Henry Dotterer, President (Part Two)

January 31, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, translation, ProZ.com, translation industry, meet the team

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Over at the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) Facebook Group, there are plans for a series of weekly posts introducing you to the people behind ProZ.com. Some of them you may have come across, while others have remained in the shadows… until now! In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll get to know all of them in turn.
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In part 1 of Henry's story, we saw how a moment in the company of Mona Lisa sparked a flash of inspiration that led to some research which resulted in a dream…

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ProZ.com turns 20: thank you!

September 27, 2019 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in translator, ProZ.com, translation industry, anniversary, community, 20 years, celebration, language industry

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It's 1999, the human population of the world surpasses six billion, the number of Internet users worldwide has just reached 150 million, and the EURO currency is adopted by an important number of European countries; SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon and The Matrix, The Sixth Sense and Star Wars: Episode I are released; Barbie Doll turns forty and the world is getting ready for the year 2000 by running tests for the millennium bug; My Space is officially released while Bluetooth is announced, and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Christina Aguilera take over the radio. And while these capture the world's attention, ProZ.com makes its first appearance as a website for freelancers in April, re-vamped in August as a translation-specific web portal.

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Celebrating 20 years with the ProZ.com Argentinian team

September 18, 2019 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in translator, Powwow, translation contests, events, translation industry, Argentina

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On Friday, August 30th, we met at a pancake cafe & diner in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina,to celebrate ProZ.com’s 20th anniversary. It was the first ProZ.com powwow for many of us, including the newly added staff members from the Argentinian team. We ended up being forty people --taking up more tables than planned-- and we had a lot of fun!

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Celebrating ProZ.com's 20th anniversary by the sea

September 17, 2019 / by Andrew Morris posted in Powwow, translator tools, events, translation industry, Spain, staff, anniversary, Barcelona

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On Wednesday 4th September 2019, twelve translators (one of whom arrived after this photo and one of whom was holding the camera!) met in the outdoor pergola of the fine Vista Corona restaurant in Barceloneta, the leisure and marina area of Barcelona, in one of the ProZ.com 20th anniversary powwows!

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